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Date Joined: January 31, 2009
Last Online: June 24, 2016

Country: Canada
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I was gone for a while...

Hi there! You'll notice from my ratings that I took quite a long "break" from swap-bot. (more than three years!!) But I'm now in a place where I can spend more time doing crafty things, and would like to slowly get back into the community. I'll probably limit myself to one swap at a time, since I have a tendency to get carried away with exciting new projects! I am committed to sending and rating on time.

About Me

Office-gal by day, artsy gardener-hippy by night!

I'm a huge science/biology/nature geek, I love plants and animals of all kinds, even (especially!) the ones that most people hate like bugs and rats and snakes. I love trees and beaches and forests and the interconnectedness of ecosystems. I like playing with math and geometry, letters and numbers. Mushrooms are the coolest thing on the planet, IMHO.

I'm also a shameless hippy - I'm totally into crazy woo-woo like astrology and tarot and crystals and fairies. I'm a sucker for stories about magic and mythology and the supernatural.

Favourite colours right now are blue, indigo, silver, violet. But I really do like all the colours!

Favorite Crafts

I'm mostly interested in swapping ATCs and other handmade things. I definitely think that originality and creativity are more important than technical skill! I want to listen to the story that your art tells, and I will try to keep my inner critic from interrupting.

Favorite Television

I watch a lot of cartoons! Big fan of South Park and Adult Swim, which appeal to my warped sense of humour. Love anime, currently into the Monogatari Series, Fairy Tail, Madoka Magica.

In case you were wondering...

Weirdness is good. I'm not offended by "dark" or "adult" themes. (kind of drawn to them, actually!)

Regifting: I don't have a problem with "re-gifting" in either sense... I'm okay with receiving second-hand things (in fact, I like objects with history) and I won't be offended if you pass on something that I send to you.

ATCs: I'm not picky about size, irregular shape, and if it has chunky bits hanging off it I'm okay with that. I don't (yet) have an album for my ATCs, and if I ever get one I will probably make a special section for irregulars :)

Hearts: I always go for the heart. But I'm committed to not stressing about the heart. I think the heart is an illusion. What is real was the feeling that inspired the heart, and that is what I am really after :)


Katiebrandx303 rated for Moon and Stars ATC on Apr 9, 2015
Comment: This card was so beautiful! I will cherish it always! ^^
Comment: Love your atc. It is wonderful. Thank you for a great swap. Pat💕💕
Comment: I just loved the wonderful stamp you used for sending the letter :) Also the jellyfish ATC is lovely, I like jellyfish :)
Response: So glad you liked it! Canada Post may be slow and unreliable, but at least they make pretty stamps ;)
storyboards rated for postcard! on May 20, 2011
Comment: very cute PC-- thanks for going out of your way to pick something i'd like, very thoughtful :) have a nice summer!
Comment: Thank-you for the ATC's. I have heard that rainbows look like donuts when viewed from an airplane but have never been lucky enough to see it myself.
Comment: Mia, got the most awesome postcard from you. It was so outstanding. My favorite one so far. Thanks......I am going to try to send you one back. That is what I usually do for my swap people, If that is cool with you............Robin
Response: Sure it's cool but only if it's absolutely no trouble for you :) Thanks for the rating!
frankcheez rated for AD card swap #1 on Dec 5, 2010
Comment: What a great postcard! Thank you. I love the faeries. :)
Peacewytch rated for Sunset PC Swap on Dec 5, 2010
Comment: How beautiful! If I had this view so close to home I'd definitely enjoy walking more. :OD
savannahjan rated for Private: Savannahjan and Miahalf on Nov 29, 2010
Comment: WOW! Thank you so much for all that roller derby stuff! I can't wait to send it to my friend; she'll love it! Thank you!
Response: Yay! I'm always getting derby freebies and extras so it's nice to spread the joy ;)
mwquilt rated for private swap @mwquilt and @miahalf on Nov 8, 2010
Comment: Thanks for the great selection of labels which will be great for my quilt project..and I love the yarns which I have already wound onto bobbins and put in my yarn collection. And...lovely postage stamps on the envie :-)..you are very thoughtful
Response: Okay, first off I have to say that I'm amazed that Canada Post was able to deliver a letter overseas in only 3 business days, that's crazy!! Thanks for the rating... I'm always happy to help a fellow crafty collector ;)
Ilovepostcards rated for Indigenous Art Postcard on Feb 14, 2010
Comment: Such a great card, Mia! I love it! You are right, it was a great choice for me! I bet there is a lot of excitement in your city right now!!
Response: There definitely is! It's crazy busy everywhere, all the buses are full, they've shut down roads and put up stages and public street art... it's an Olympic-sized party! Glad you liked the card - thanks for the rating ;)
Comment: Mia, Thanks so very much for the beautiful postcards. I like the Japanese stickers and your nice letter too. Your a very wonderful person and glad to have you as my friend
Response: So glad you liked everything! I could spend hours in that Japanese-dollar-store... so many good stickers and stationary ;) Thanks for the rating!
jensquil rated for comic strip postcard on Jan 18, 2010
Comment: Sorry, I forgot to rate you! Sooo Sorry!!! Your card was awesome!! My son loved it! He collects comic books. Thank you!
Response: Oh excellent! I'm glad I could add something to his collection :) Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thank you for your wonderful package!!
Response: You're welcome! It was a fun one to put together ;) Thanks for the rating!
Comment: I got your package yesterday, thank you so much everything was wonderful and the ATC were beautiful!
Response: You're welcome! Always happy to help another swapper start an ATC addiction :) Thanks for the rating!
Comment: I received it today. Thanks so much! The ATCs look better than on the computer and they will be much help now that I have seen an ATC in person. I love the fabric too! Thanks again!
Response: I'm glad I could help inspire you! Have fun making your own, and thanks for the rating ;)
Comment: Thankyou Mia for the lovely creative Wild Flowers Alphabet ATCs, they are nice.
Response: So glad you like them! Thanks for the rating ;)
kallyn rated for Stitch Me A Witch for Samhain on Oct 13, 2009
Comment: I just love the witch you made! She is perfect. And thanks so much for the tasty looking recipe too - I will definitely have to give it a try. :) The little extras were a lovely touch too. Thanks for the great swap package!!
Response: Woo hoo! she made it there okay :) I'm glad you like everything... it was really interesting to have her around and I'm glad she now has a good home! thanks for the rating ;)
Comment: got it! good job <3. thanks so much, i especially love all the taboo stuff ;)
Response: Yay! I hope you have a fun time filling it out... thanks for rating me ;)
Toupti rated for Private "Trade" @Toupti & @miahalf on Sep 11, 2009
Comment: Thanks for the nice stationnary and the cell phone charm. It's cute. Also thank you so much for the book thong, it's really nice and I love it. =D
Response: You've inspired me to make a bunch more book thongs actually ;) Thanks for the rating!

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RyeRye on Feb 11, 2011:

RyeRye on Feb 5, 2011:

Miaaaaaaaa! Today I received a fantastic envie FILLED with wonderful; fabrics and fibers. You are spoiling me and I love it. Thank you so much~

amdewitt on Feb 4, 2011:

Mia, I got your fabric destash yesterday. What a treasure. Not only was the outside of the envie full of beautiful postage stamps, the inside filled with treasures. I love the fabric choices! And that beautiful shell!!! I just love when they are like that and you can see the beautiful architecture inside! I love drawing them! Thank you so much!!

RyeRye on Jan 31, 2011:

RyeRye on Jan 18, 2011:

Oh Mia this pound of buttons you sent me is fantastic! I am sooooo happy. YOu totally made my week with that package! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Ruthshi on Dec 30, 2010:

I am glad that you have received my PC. About the plants, I am going to try them again. Who knows, they might become my new passion? :]

crescendo on Dec 25, 2010:

savannahjan on Dec 20, 2010:

So that friend of mine who I wanted to derby stuff for? Yea, she's a mate of Ivana's! ^laugh^ My friend is Kane and Chaos. ^laugh^ What a small world!

dreamerkins on Dec 2, 2010:

oh my gosh! what a wonerful box of randomness! I love the brown fabric! and the trims! i've been looking all over my area for this kind of trim, and couldn't find any! and watch parts!! i've been looking for those for months! now, what is that scent in the sachet? (i'm not sure if it's an unfamiliar scent, or it's just because i have a cold, but it's very fresh!) theres so much wonderful in this box i can't thank you for each individual thing, but thank you so very, very much!!!!

crescendo on Nov 30, 2010:

I just LOVE the precioussly crappy fabric scraps you sent me for the up for grabs thread in NTP group. Oh Mia, I have never seen such beautiful fabrics, You must show me photos of the things you sew with all of these! I have many inspired ideas now for things I will make with these pieces. Thank you so much for your crappy generosity. hugs, Sue.

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